The track AI & Leadership aims to discuss implications of artificial intelligence on organizational behavior, with a specific focus on leadership. How does AI influence leadership, human interactions and social relationships at the workplace?
Artificial Intelligence is already part of our lives and will continue its impact on management and the workplace. Yet currently, research and practice have been more focused on the question how to make AI applicable for organizational solutions and to raise user trust in AI. Relatively little is known, however, how AI will in turn change human interactions for instance leadership processes or organizational cultural aspects. Hence in our session we ask how various forms of AI/ML incl. robotics, whether it is performance control mechanisms in HR or robots in healthcare, change our everyday social communication and behavior patterns.
Possible questions addressed are:
- How will human behavior and interaction at the workplace change in the AI era?
- How can AI make leaders more empathetic and/or more efficient? But also could AI have a negative impact on leader behavior and attitudes, for instance by reducing leaders attention span?
- Are we underestimating the critical thinking skills needed to supervise an AI and how would these have to look like?
- Will AI help us to be more humane at the workplace or could AI make organization culture and team coherence potentially worse by leading to a higher work intensification?
- How will AI/ML, including automation, influence empathy, trust, and human relationships at the workplace? Can we reinvent leadership or in the worst case, lose the human touch?